SERVICES

We have a Covid health plan which we adhere to.

The church and hall are cleaned as recommended and required.

Social distancing and QR code or manual sign-in  is a requirement.

Worship Services

Sunday Mornings

We hold a worship service on most Sundays at 10.00am

We now worship with the Lutheran congregation and alternate the leading of the service.

When there is a 5th sunday in the month we all meet at the Hills Family Church in Nairne.

 

We have no minister at present but you can contact us on 08-8388-0365.

June 26th – Eric Kirkham (Uniting) H.C.

July 3rd – Michael Gladigau (Lutheran) H.C.

July 10th – Maurice Hodgson (Uniting) Retiring Offering

July 17th – Pastor Peter Bean (Lutheran) H.C.

July 24th – Ann Donhardt (Uniting) H.C.

July 31st – Pastor Peter Bean (Combined Service) H.C.

August 7th – Michael Gladigau (Lutheran) H.C.

August 14th – Max Hannaford (Uniting) Retiring Offering

August 21st – Pastor Richard Fox (Lutheran) H.C.

August 28th – Kevin Sarlow (Uniting) H.C.

 

WE ARE THE UNITING CHURCH

The Uniting Church SA seeks to be an innovative, growing church proclaiming Jesus Christ, empowered by the Spirit to transform God’s world. Read More.

The Uniting Church is a young church – formed on 22 June 1977, when the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches united to become one. The Basis of Union is the document which affirms our Christian faith and is the guide to what is central to the life of the Uniting Church in Australia. Read the Basis of Union here.

HISTORY, VISION & STATEMENT OF BELIEF

History

The original Primitive Methodist Church was built in about 1849. The building was small and poorly constructed, and at one time had to be supported by wooden props. An anniversary was held in 1857 when a large congregation listened to the preaching of Rev. D. Whittaker of Adelaide.

In the mid-70s a move was made towards building a new and larger church, and it was probably about then, that the present vestry was built to enlarge the Church. In June 1884 a seven member trust was set up under the Chairmanship of Rev. Stephenson and positive plans were made for the re-building. The old church was demolished and the new church was erected on the same site, and the front wall formed a dividing wall between the church and the vestry as we see it today. The stone to commemorate the building was laid b Mr J. Clezy J.P. and it was dated 22nd October, 1884.

The Minister in 1884 was Rev. W. Cooke, followed by Rev. W. Weatherill in 1886. Rev. R. Daddow returned in 1888 after a previous period of service between 1864-1877. In 1897 Rev. H. Holmes was appointed, and it was his task to assist the local Primitive Methodists to merge with their sister Wesleyan Methodists across the paddock. This merger did not suit everyone, and eventually many left the church.

By 1900 there were Methodist churches at Hay Valley, Dawsley, Littlehampton, Native Valley, Echunga, Nairne, Mt. Barker, Wistow, Bugle Ranges and Macclesfield. In 1973 a Hall and Sunday school were built on adjoining land (at Nairne).

In 1976 another event was to leave its mark on the Church. After several years of negotiations, the Uniting Church became a reality, when Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches merged, although not all churches joined in. Once again there were many dissenters, and the membership was significantly reduced.

The work of the church continues with the present part-time minister Rev. Naomi Rosenberg.

(This brief history has been taken from a manuscript compiled by Rev. John Magor, a former student pastor, and we indebted to him for permission to reproduce a small part of it)

Vision Statement

“To be a light in our community as we reach out with love in the name of Jesus”

Statement of Belief

We believe in one eternal God who creates all things.

He exists in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe that God loves each and every person and desires a vibrant relationship with each of us so that we may discover abundant life with Him.

We believe that sin has separated us from God, and from the relationship He desires with us.

We believe that Jesus Christ, as both God and man, is the only one who can reconcile us to God.

We believe that Jesus lived a sinless life, and that He was the only one who could offer enough – His life, so that our sins will not come between God and us.

We believe Jesus rose from the dead to demonstrate His victory over death.

He is currently alive and active in our world today and is revealing Himself to everyone, but not everyone wants to see Him.

We believe God offers everyone forgiveness of sins, reconciliations with God and the gift of eternal life.  However, it is only when we turn to Jesus and accept Him, that this is made a reality in our lives.

We believe that those who have turned to Jesus also receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit enables Christians to become like Christ and equips them to serve with spiritual gifts.

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, and it is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

It is our joy, as a community at Nairne who follow Jesus to serve Him by offering His love to all people through both word and deed.  All who come into our midst are welcome to share in this love.